Kahlon sizzles; Gangjee sixth

Jeev cards five-under 275

Gangjee, who won his maiden Asian Tour title in 2004, went into the final round two strokes off the lead and knowing that he had secured his card for the next year. The Kolkata pro signed off with a modest one-under 71 to finish 11-under 277, three shots behind eventual winner Chan Yih-shin of Chinese Taipei.

Like Gangjee, Kahlon (276) too was in hunt for his second Asian Tour title but the Indian’s four-under 66 saw him finish two strokes behind the eventual winner.

Meanwhile in Tokyo, Jeev Milkha Singh’s title defence did not come to fruition and the Indian ace signed off with an even-par 70 to finish sixth in the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup on Sunday.

Going into the final round two strokes off the lead, Jeev needed something special to defend the title he had won in extraordinary circumstances last year but all he managed was a level-par 70 that left him five-under 275 at the lone sixth place. Shigeki Maruyama (271) fired a six-under 64 to win the title at nine-under 271. Jeev looked in control in his front nine where the sixth hole birdie punctuated his strong par shots. Jeev had a disastrous bogey-bogey start to his back nine he did manage to sign off with a level-par courtesy the 16th hole birdie but his title defence was over.

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